Our intrepid group finds themselves in possession of the Mask of the Forgotten Pharaoh. Once the mask is separated from Nebta-Khufre, there’s no longer any danger of further ka pulses awakening more waves of undead. The church of Pharasma can now conduct a ritual to lay all of the already risen undead to rest.
Once the ritual is completed, the church begins the somber work of returning the dead to their graves. The Voices of the Spire turn their attention to maintaining peace among the living and assisting in the city’s recovery.
Since the Mask of the Forgotten Pharaoh was found in the necropolis during the exploration sanctioned by the Ruby Prince himself, Khemet III, the group has a valid claim of ownership. Sebti, Nakht, Ptemenib and other prominent church officials argue for hours about this, but ultimately decide to leave it in the group’s hands to avoid any possible political repercussions.
Knowing that the Cult of the Forgotten Pharaoh was seeking the Mask of the Forgotten Pharaoh in order to somehow resurrect the Sky Pharaoh Hakotep I, the group decides to do some research on Hakotep, the Sky Pharaoh, the cult, and the mask. Unfortunately they turn up very little information. It is believed that Hakotep I ruled Osirion as pharaoh some time in the distant past, but virtually all records have been lost. His name survives only in cartouches found in an ancient network of earthworks known as the Slave Trenches of Hakotep. The epithet “Sky Pharaoh” doesn’t appear to be associated with Hakotep in any way. A much later pharaoh, Menedes I, claimed that title, but seems to have no connection with Hakotep. The group finds no information at all of either the cult or the Mask of the Forgotten Pharaoh, but is pretty sure that the mask was the item that was stolen from the Requilary of the Thrice-Divided Soul in the Sanctum of the Erudite Eye from earlier on in the exploration of the Necropolis.
Sebti and Ptemenib both believe it is important to learn more of the mask’s origins and more of the cult seeking it, but the Grand Mausoleum has no resources to spare in the wake of Wati’s disaster. They advise the group to travel to the nearby city of Tephu and consult its far more extensive library – perhaps the greatest repository of lore in all of Osirion.
Experience for the last session: 2560 XP each.